Chapter 12 gov. Vocab - incumbents Those already holding...

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incumbents Those already holding office. In congressional elections, incumbents usually win. casework Activities of members of Congress that help constituents as individuals; cutting through  bureaucratic red tape to get people what they think they have a right to get. See also pork  barrel. pork barrel The mighty list of federal projects, grants, and contracts available to cities, businesses,  colleges, and institutions in the district of a member of Congress. bicameral legislature A legislature divided into two houses. The U.S. Congress and every American state  legislature except Nebraska’s are bicameral. House Rules Committee An institution unique to the House of Representatives that reviews all bills (except  revenue, budget, and appropriations bills) coming from a House committee before they  go to the full House. filibuster
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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